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Old 01-07-2011, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default Fuse for trunk release?

May have an issue with the trunk opening on its own. Sunroof leaks and water got inside of car, may have caused a problem. Any ideas?

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Old 01-07-2011, 03:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fuse for trunk release?

The CHIME fuse should be the power source for the decklid release moor.

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Old 01-07-2011, 03:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Fuse for trunk release?

Might have water shorting the release switch, near the trunk release and fuel door opening levers under the driver's seat, by the door?

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Old 01-07-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: Fuse for trunk release?

Thanks for the replies.

If it is the switch, can I dry it out or does it need to be replaced?

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Old 01-07-2011, 05:56 PM   #5
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Pulled the fuse, still opened. I pull the wiring to the lock and will see if this temporarily fixes my problem. It only opens when the car comes to a complete stop. Any Ideas?

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Old 01-07-2011, 06:07 PM   #6
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Pulled the fuse, still opened.
Only way that can happen is if there is physical damage to the latch area or something being misaligned.

From what I understand, the 97 hatch is electrically released, pulling the fuse should prevent it from opening. I remember reading about some people having problems because there is nothing to keep luggage and stuff in the trunk from sliding back and hitting the latch. You'll need to look at that closely.

98 went to a mechanical release.

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You can unplug the latch motor at the motor. Then you know what the problem is.

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Old 01-07-2011, 11:44 PM   #8
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Maybe a dumb question.. But.. you didn't say. Does your car have RKE (Remote Key-less Entry)?

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Old 01-08-2011, 02:36 PM   #9
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Default Re: Fuse for trunk release?

Yes it has RKE. I looked at the buttons and they don't look stuck. I will have to check the trunk to see if anything is sliding around. Obviously pulling the wire prevented it from opening by itself. One other thing I forgot to mention, the lever to open the trunk is no longer working.

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Default Re: Fuse for trunk release?

If you're talking about the release on the floor by the driver's seat, that's not a lever, it's just a momentary switch that operates the electric release. In fact, that might be what has been acting up all along, triggering the release when you brake. In fact, I *THINK* that release is disabled when the car is moving, so the fact that it pops when you come to a stop does sorta point to that being the culprit.

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And do you think that switch is toast or can I dry it out (assuming this is the problem)?

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And do you think that switch is toast or can I dry it out (assuming this is the problem)?
Can't hurt to try drying it out. First thing I'd do is disconnect the wiring right at the switch (probably have to remove the trim and pick up the carpet there), and reinstall the fuse, and reconnect the release at the trunk, and see if it no longer pops on its own. That would at least confirm that it's the release/switch by the seat that's at fault.

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